EJs, it's called curiosity. Not surprising, particularly if the child does not have siblings and/or if the children are opposite genders. People automatically move to abuse, when in reality it's often times just curiosity, if the child hasn't been told that it is a private area, then how would he see it as any different than touching the 2 year old's arm.
I would just tell the boy that that area is private and should only be touched by mommy when she's taking care of him, or the doctor. Tell him that he also shouldn't touch anyone else there, because that's their private and only their mommy or doctor should touch it. I also tell my 3 year old that no one should kiss her privates. ( I don't just bring it up randomly, but when she falls or bumps herself there and says kiss it, I tell her that I don't kiss butts, or I don't kiss privates, and use that time to explain it.)
at 10:52 AM on Jun. 2, 2009